Winter wreck, 2001

Philadelphia Fire Department medics and firefighters transport an injured person they rescued from an overturned van in Fairmount Park during a snowstorm in 2001. Weather can cause accidents and challenge first responders but it makes work very difficult for news photographers too.

Total collapse, 2000

A Philadelphia firefighter sifts through the rubble of a building collapse in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city in 2000. Although there were initial reports of people trapped after the building fell onto a bus stop, no injuries were reported. During my years responding to breaking news, I found that abandoned buildings often collapsed…